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missile. it is the latest move by the very secretive country. japan said part of the rocket landed west of the peninsula and another part in or near the philippines. we are joined on the phone. good evening, sir. >> hi, greta. >> well this, is certainly a surprise because they had extended the window until december 29th for the launching of this rocket. do you know anything about at least the reported rocket, how far the range is, if it's a successful launch? >> nobody knows right now or at least it's not been released the rocket achieved orbit but that's not the issue. the issue is this rocket, after four failed attempts, has fired all three of its stages. in other words, the rocket fired all three stages and eventually put some kind of payload almost due south over the pacific ocean. what that means is that after five attempts the north koreans have masterd it.y could delivera warhead as far away as the west coast of the united states, greta. >> last april they attempted it and it failed. something changed between then and now, assume it is not a failure. my suspicion is they got some
asia, clearly, it has bruised people, governments across the region here, south korea and japan, and in recent days, reportedly pressing for an increase in the u.n. security council sanctions to the level currently imposed on iran. we don't know if they will get there, but tension is on the u.n. right now. china has a veto power there. china's patience was taxed with this launch, the foreign ministry spokesman expressing regret, which is a strong word from beijing. but it is unclear what measures china would accept as means of punishment of north korea. greta? >> greta: do you know why the window was extended for this launch and then they launched it? is there any explaining for that, yet? >> it could have been a measure by thome confuse and throw everything off the track. yesterday, local time, local media said that the rocket was being dismantled -- sorry, two days ago, saying it was dismantled from the launch pad, perhaps for repairs. a couple of hours later, it was put back and the launch took place, perhaps without south korean media and the government there watching, parti
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